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  1. #1
    Mar 2011

    2 Steel Barrels Buried

    I was digging in my back yard and came across 2 huge items. The tops of steel barrels/drums. Now my house is from 1919 and they are about 2 feet apart and may have been the outhouses? The tops of the barrels were about 2 feet down. I havent dug them all the way up yet because it would be an undertaking. Any input would be appreciated. Just the top rings are some what solid and the sides are rusted out but I only went about 3 feet down. Any ideas if this would be worth the dig?

  2. #2
    Jul 2008
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    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    Dig.You don't know if you don't dig.

  3. #3
    Aug 2009
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    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    Guessing they may be a "solid foundation" for something where "solid" was needed. Side by side full size flagpoles springs to mind. Might be full of dirt or concrete.

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    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    Watch out you might live on an old mob dumping ground.

  5. #5
    Sep 2010
    Groveland, CA
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    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    If there is a pipe connecting them then I'd agree it an early septic system. Don't cut yourself.

  6. #6
    May 2007
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    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    While the amount of work involved may seem daunting, I'm not sure I could live with myself from this point forward forever and ever having NOT dug it and NEVER knowing what's inside.

    just sayin'...

  7. #7
    Mar 2011

    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    Alright I will dig it this weekend while the wife is gone, hehe.

  8. #8
    Apr 2011

    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    When I was a kid my grandfather had a barrel in the ground
    He used it for vegetables kinda like a pour mans celler .
    Not saying that's what u found !!!

  9. #9
    Nov 2009
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    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    If they are located on a slope in line with the kitchen they could be part of an old dry well system. Here is a post I made about something like that I found - but I never did dig it out so maybe I missed out on something big


  10. #10

    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    Dat is Cajun engineered septic tanks. Two 55 gallon drums connected with a "T" in one with a straight pipe dat go to the other.

    First one is full of what dat honey wagon driver calls "Gold", but that smell should give it away.

    Second one isn't much better.

    I would leave it alone me.

  11. #11
    Mar 2010
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    Re: 2 Steel Barrels Buried

    Septic system.



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